Egypt Independent

Photos: Hurghada receives first tourist flight from Amsterdam since lockdown



The Hurghada International Airport on Sunday received its first tourist flight coming from Amsterdam, Netherlands since the coronavirus pandemic.

The airport’s public relations team received all 108 passengers from the easyJet flight and provided them the necessary facilities, while implementing all proper COVID-19 preventive measures such as social distancing.

All passengers provided PCR analysis documents proving that they have tested negative for the virus.

Egypt had suspended flights and tourism in March as part of measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Traffic in all Egyptian airports resumed since July 1, in accordance with Egypt’s preventive and precautionary measures to coexist with the coronavirus.

This excluded air cargo flights, charter flights only for tourist groups already in Egypt who want to return home, international medical flights and domestic flights.

Beginning September 1, all local and foreign passengers were demanded to provide a PCR analysis document proving they tested negative for coronavirus within 72 hours of reaching Egyptian territory.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm